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New Exam for Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft released a new Exam for Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

Exam 74-409:
Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

Read more at Microsoft learning page here.

Configure Hyper-V
  • Create and configure virtual machine settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure dynamic memory; configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering; configure guest integration services; create and configure Generation 1 and 2 virtual machines; configure and use extended session mode, and configure RemoteFX
  • Create and configure virtual machine storage.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Create VHDs and VHDx; configure differencing drives; modify VHDs; configure pass-through disks; manage checkpoints; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter; configure storage Quality of Service
  • Create and configure virtual networks.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Hyper-V virtual switches; optimize network performance; configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation; configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters; configure NIC teaming in virtual machines
Configure and Manage Virtual Machine High Availability
  • Configure failover clustering with Hyper-V.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure shared storage; configure Quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or cluster configuration; implement Cluster Aware Updating; upgrade a cluster; configure and optimize clustered shared volumes; and configure clusters without network names
  • Manage failover clustering roles.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure role-specific settings including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings; and configure guest clustering
  • Manage virtual machine movement.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Perform Live Migration; perform quick migration; perform storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure Virtual Machine network health protection; configure drain on shutdown; manage Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migrations; and implement virtual machine migration between clouds
Implement a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Implement virtualization hosts.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement delegation of virtualization environment (hosts, services, and virtual machines) including self-service capabilities; implement multi-host libraries including equivalent objects; implement host resource optimization; integrate third-party virtualization platforms; and deploying Hyper-V hosts to bare metal
  • Implement virtual machines.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement highly available VMs; implement guest resource optimization including shared VHDx; configure placement rules; create a Virtual Machine Manager template
  • Implement virtualization networking.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Virtual Machine Manager logical networks including virtual switch extensions and logical switches; configure IP address and MAC address settings across multiple Hyper-V hosts including network virtualization; configure virtual network optimization; plan and implement Windows Server Gateway; implement VLANs and pVLANs; plan and implement virtual machine networks; and implement converged networks
  • Implement virtualization storage.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Hyper-V host clustered storage; configure Hyper-V virtual machine storage including virtual Fibre Channel, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), and shared VHDx; plan for storage optimization; and plan and implement storage by using SMB 3.0 file shares
  • Manage and maintain a server virtualization infrastructure.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Manage dynamic optimization and resource optimization; integrate Operations Manager with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Service Manager; update virtual machine images in libraries; implement backup and recovery of a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Monitor and Maintain a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Plan and implement a monitoring strategy.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: planning considerations including monitoring servers using Audit Collection Services (ACS) and System Center Global Service Monitor, performance monitoring, application monitoring, centralized monitoring, and centralized reporting; implement and optimize System Center 2012 Operations Manager management packs; and plan for monitoring Active Directory
  • Plan and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery solution.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: plan a backup and recovery strategy; planning considerations including Active Directory domain and forest recovery, Hyper-V replica including using Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager, domain controller restore and cloning, and Active Directory object and container restore using authoritative restore and Recycle Bin; and plan for and implement backup and recovery by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

How can I see which Exam I need for my next Microsoft Certification?

Hi everybody,

also a questions that I want to answer for some guy’s of my community.

How can I see the exam requirements for my next Microsoft Certification without searching on Microsoft Learning Pages.

Nothing easiert than this.

1. Go to http://mcp.microsoft.com

2. Log in with your live ID that is connected to your MCP Account.

3. On your MCP Mainpage click on “My Certifcation Planer” (please enable Popups in your browser or for this page)

4. Now you see a list of all Certifications that are available from your current exam status.

5. Click on the Certification you want to earn and a Popup will open (that’s the reason for enabled Popups).

6. When you expand the requirements you see, which combination is possible to earn the Certification and if you failed a Requirement.

 

Microsoft Exam Retirements in 2013

As you know, many Microsoft Exams will retire in 2013.

See below an extracted list from Microsoft Learning.

 

Retiring on January 31, 2013

Dynamics

MB7-514: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 C/SIDE Introduction

MB7-515: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Financials

MB7-516: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 C/SIDE Solution Development

MB7-517: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Installation and Configuration

Project Server

70-632: TS: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects

70-633: TS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects

70-634: Pro: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs

70-639: TS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Configuring

Share Point

70-542: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development

 

Retiring on July 31, 2013

SQL Server

70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development

70-450: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution

70-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions

70-452: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing a Business Intelligence Solution

Virtualization

70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

Visual Studio

70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation

70-503: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation

70-504: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow

70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development

70-511: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Applications Development

70-513: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Communication Foundation Development

70-515: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Web Applications Development

70-516: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Accessing Data with ADO.NET

70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

70-521: Upgrade: Transition your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Developer Skills to MCPD .NET 4.0 Windows Applications Developer

70-523: Upgrade: Transition Your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Web Developer Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer

70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

70-561: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development

70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

70-563: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

70-564: PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

70-565: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

Windows Embedded

70-571: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Application Development

Windows Server and Client

70-169: TS: Windows Small Business Server 7, Configuring

70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

70-297: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure

70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

70-299: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

70-648: Upgrading your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

70-649: Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

74-679: Windows Server 2008 Hosted Environments, Configuring and Managing

70-690: Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Configuring and Managing

70-691: Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Developing

70-699: Windows Server 2003, MCSA Security Specialization Skills Update

Other

70-162: TS: Forefront Protection for EndPoint and Server, Configuring

74-676: TS: Fast Enterprise Search Platform, Developing

70-625: Connected Home Integrator

 

Retiring on August 25, 2013

Share Point

88-961: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Week 1

88-962: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Week 2

88-963: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Week 3

88-973: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010, Knowledge Upgrade Exam

MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Lab

 

Retiring on September 30, 2012

Exchange

70-236: TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

70-237: Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

70-238: Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Communication Server

70-638: TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

SharePoint

70-630: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring